Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



7908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 526

Trusted

Topic # 112036 23-Nov-2012 22:48 Send private message

My 2.5 year old dell xps 1645 has been overheating for about a year and half when maxing out ie reencoding iphone videos ...

Now it actually BSODed at 108 degrees ...

Time for thermal paste replacement as i want to wait for intel halswell and skip ivy bridge ... Good move?

So is there a difference between all the pricespy products or is one superior or one to avoid?

How many grams do i need?

Thanks

Create new topic
BDFL
49972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4634

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 722143 24-Nov-2012 07:29 Send private message

Any will do, don't need to go for the most expensive one.

And use Geekzone Price instead of PriceSpy ;)







7908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 526

Trusted

  Reply # 722164 24-Nov-2012 09:37 Send private message

There are 1.5g and 6.5 g ... Which quantity?

gzt

4623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 722219 24-Nov-2012 11:29 Send private message

Is that the CPU temp or something else going critical?

When operating the machine normally is the temperature within the normal range?

It could be a dust problem, it does not take much in a tight enclosure to disrupt airflow.

Even after paste reapplication, if it was overheating that long ago you probably need to invest in a cooling stand to use while encoding.



7908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 526

Trusted

  Reply # 722250 24-Nov-2012 12:25 Send private message

I have dismantled the entire thing not a drop of dust left

Leaving it open in dunedin 10 degrees average

Normal temp 54 degrees



7908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 526

Trusted

  Reply # 722252 24-Nov-2012 12:25 Send private message

It was overheating long ago because it is a dell and if you google my model yiu will understand why

gzt

4623 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 252

Subscriber

  Reply # 722261 24-Nov-2012 12:47 Send private message

Gosh that is really bad. Still have the receipts? Consider getting it done under CGA. I'd courier to Dell's New Zealand office with a letter to that effect. Maybe you have investigated this side of things already.



7908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 526

Trusted

  Reply # 722265 24-Nov-2012 12:57 Send private message

Living with it coz someone else paid for it cost me nothing ... Anyways waiting for intel halswell and touch screen ultrabooks



7908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 526

Trusted

  Reply # 722266 24-Nov-2012 12:57 Send private message

But i need to do something now coz it wont convert my videos the thermal paste is past its use by

BDFL
49972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4634

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 722283 24-Nov-2012 13:37 Send private message

1.5g is fine. Clean everything, including vents, etc. Might as well get a can of compressed air to force clear everything.




BDFL
49972 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4634

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 722889 26-Nov-2012 10:19 Send private message

Send me your address on a PM and I will send you one 10g of those DSE ones - I bought for my HTPC a couple of months ago and have a spare here.




Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Government Limos
Created by networkn, last reply by joker97 on 30-Oct-2014 23:24 (78 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Snap refuses to replace faulty gear
Created by Brendan, last reply by MadEngineer on 28-Oct-2014 19:07 (92 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by joker97 on 28-Oct-2014 17:13 (123 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


House Auctions
Created by t0ny, last reply by Geektastic on 27-Oct-2014 14:26 (80 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Won a prize draw at Homeshow....sort of.
Created by heylinb4nz, last reply by eracode on 30-Oct-2014 17:56 (15 replies)

Help choosing a BBQ
Created by lokhor, last reply by blakamin on 28-Oct-2014 21:30 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


50 free Airpoints Dollars™ when you spend $300 OneSmart
Created by jnimmo, last reply by khull on 30-Oct-2014 16:04 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


VF - months of poor internet, hours of waiting on hold, no help!
Created by pcs, last reply by NZCrusader on 30-Oct-2014 09:39 (27 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.